Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Stew

Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Stew

By: Linda Bonwill - World Class Cookin

Savor the taste of autumn's brew with a bowl of comforting Pumpkin Harvest Stew.

This flavorful dish combines the rich, earthy essence of fresh pumpkin and tender beef chunks harmonized with a medley of aromatic herbs and spices.

What distinguishes this stew is its unexpected twist—a plentiful amount of pumpkin spice coffee. This unique element adds a subtle layer of seasonal spice, complementing the main components while they meld in the thickening beef broth, creating an autumnal feast for the senses.

Enhanced by a drizzle of genuine maple syrup, the stew gains a nuanced sweetness that balances the herbal and earthy notes. Perfect for a snug dinner or a comforting meal at any time, this Pumpkin Harvest Stew is not just nourishment—it's an ode to the very soul of the fall season.

This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Café.



Featured ingredient: Pumpkin Spice 10 oz. Bag Ground

  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs beef stew meat, cubed
  • 1 cup celery, chopped fine
  • 1 cup onion, chopped fine
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 5 sprigs oregano, fresh
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups pumpkin spice coffee, brewed
  • 4 cups fresh pumpkin, cubed (you can also use sweet potato or butternut squash)
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 4 TBSP maple syrup (pure)
  • 2 TBSP flour (I use gluten-free)


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot on medium/high heat.
  2. dd in the meat and brown on all sides.
  3. Stir in the celery and onions. Sauté for 10 mins. Stir in the garlic. Sauté for another 3 mins.
  4. Stir in the bay leaves, cloves, and oregano. (make sure to remove these ingredients before serving).
  5. Add the tomatoes, broth, and pumpkin spice coffee. Cook until the beef is tender.
  6. Stir in the fresh pumpkin, carrots and syrup. Cook for approx. 20 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender.
  7. Mix the flour with some liquid from the pot in a separate bowl. Mix until all the flour is dissolved. Stir the flour mixture into the pot.  Cook for 4-6 minutes or until the stew becomes thickened.